Bungalow Germania


Commissioners Savvas Ciriacidis and Alex Lehnerer
Commissioners for the German Contribution: Savvas Ciriacidis and Alex Lehnerer, 2014. Photo: David von Becker


Savvas Ciriacidis and Alex Lehnerer run the Zurich based architecture office CIRIACIDISLEHNERER since 2012. Both architects are concerned with examining architecture as a cultural practice. Their practical and theoretical work has been published internationally and won several prizes

Alex Lehnerer, born 1974 in Erlangen, Germany, currently holds a position as Assistant Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the Department of Architecture at ETH Zurich. During the past two years, Lehnerer and his team have conducted research in Singapore and Southeast Asia. From 2008 to 2012, he was based in Chicago, where he held a professorship at the University of Illinois’ School of Architecture. He received his PhD from ETH Zurich and is a graduate of the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA).

Savvas Ciriacidis, born 1975 in Stuttgart, Germany, studied architecture at the Technical University of Stuttgart and graduated from ETH Zurich before becoming a practicing architect in Zurich. From 2006 to 2013, he was a researcher and lecturer in the Department of Architecture and Design under the direction of Prof. Christian Kerez at ETH Zurich.


Project team

General Commissioners
Savvas Ciriacidis and Alex Lehnerer
Project Lead & Scientific Researcher
Sandra Oehy (Project Lead & Managing Curator), ETH Zurich
Flavia Ghidossi (Student Assistant), ETH Zurich
Realization & Exhibition Design
Project Architects
Carolin Lehnerer, Benedikt Heesen, Eugenio Squassabia
Quinn Latimer
Kaufmann Gehring I Tobias Kaufmann & Dominik Gehring
Graphic Design
Thomas Dahm Graphic Design & Visual Research
Strategic Advice, Communications, Event Management
Sally Below, sally below cultural affairs
Team: Nicole Opel, Sarah Reiche, Berrit Pöppelmeier, Hjördis Hoffmann, André Herzig
Partner in Venice (Event & Pavilion Management)
Tomas Ewald, Solmarino
Executive Architect in Venice
Dr. Clemens F. Kusch, cfk architetti
Team: Martin Weigert
Exhibition Construction & Logistics
Team: Marco Leuenberger, Christoph Thüer
ETH Zürich
Prof. Dr. Uta Hassler, Prof. Dr. Philip Ursprung